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The pixie cut I adore!
The pixie cut I adore!  

I have wanted a pixie cut for a long while now, but like many others, I'm stuck wondering if I can pull it off! I'm 17 and I am 5'3 with a pear shaped body that is athletic and muscled from a lifetime of sports and dance, and I have slightly broader shoulders than most but they balance nicely. I've attached a picture of myself and of the pixie cut I adore. Could I pull this particular cut off? Would another pixie cut suit me better? Would a pixie haircut even suit me at all? Thank you so much for your time and response! It is very greatly appreciated!

Hi Kaitlin,

Oh my gosh, Absolutley ! I LOVE that cut and you're adorable.  I think you will probably like it best if you leave just a splash of volume in the crown area. I say go for it.  The trick to getting the right hair cut is knowing what your face shape is.  Hair cuts that look best create balance. By adding or taking away height, width or movement you make a square, round, pear etc., shaped face look more oval, or in other words, balanced. So really, the length isn't as important as the shape. This particular pixie has enough volume and softness scattered about that it would work nicely on many face shapes. You just happen to already have  great bone structure.  I think you will look beautiful.  


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I can answer questions on all types of hairstyling, cutting, designing, coloring, corrective color, perming techniques,product knowledge, and in general, anything that has anything to do with hair. PLEASE NOTE: I am a professional designer and trainer. I do hair and teach advanced classes to licensed designers. I do not, under any circumstances, recommend doing chemical services including but not limited to relaxers, perms, color, highlights, or any other chemical service at home. I will not tell you how to use professional products nor will I tell you how to do your color at home. What I CAN do is arm you with current and accurate information and help you to be able to better communicate with your stylist/designer. I can also help you with what you need to do at home to maintain, protect, and treat your hair.


I have been a designer and educator for 31 years. I have been a salon consultant for Redken, affiliate trainer for ABBA Pure and Natural, Director of Education for my own salon and am currently a member of the design team and advanced trainer for my company. I specialize in corrective color, perming and style support, and image updates (make overs)

I have been actively licensed for 31 years. I actively participate in and teach cutting, perming, coloring, and business building classes. I am a REDKEN Certified Haircolorist, and REDKEN Specialist. I also have extensive training in Structure in Motion Cutting Techniques and Tigi Cutting.

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